Similar to February, March saw some frequent flier trolls, including ArrivalStar, Landmark Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Round Rock Research, and Select Retrieval, filing additional suits.  And there were some less frequent trolls that filed large numbers of cases this month, including Ameranth, Execware, MacroSolve, Patent Group, Soverain Software, and Unified Messaging Solutions. 

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history.

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ArrivalStar SA et al v. Societe Air France, (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             Middlebrooks; Lenard

Claim:             Infringement


  • Societe Air France
  • American Commercial Lines, Inc.
  • Brookstone Company, Inc.


  • ArrivalStar SA
  • Melvino Technologies Limited

Counsel:         McMahon Law Firm

Patents:          6,486,801(Base station apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle); 6,714,859 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle); 6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurrence of events); 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel); 7,030,781 (Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay); and 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle).

Unified Messaging Solutions, LLC v. CareerBuilder, LLC, (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement 


  • CareerBuilder, LLC
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Groupon, Inc.
  • Orbitz, LLC
  • Southwest Airlines, Co.
  • UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • United Air Lines, Inc.
  • Walgreen, Co.

Plaintiff:         Unified Messaging Solutions, LLC

Counsel:         The Simon Law Firm

Patents:          6,857,074 (Systems and methods for storing, delivering, and managing messages); 7,836,141 (Systems and method for storing, delivering, and managing messages); 7,895,306 (Systems and methods for storing, delivering, and managing messages); 7,895,313 (Systems and methods for storing, delivering, and managing messages); and 7,934,148 (Systems and method for storing, delivering, and managing messages).

Select Retrieval, LLC. v., Inc., (D. Mass.).

Judge:             Saylor

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Select Retrieval, LLC

Counsel:         Miele Law Group

Patent:           6,128,617 (Data display software with actions and links integrated with information).

H-W Technology LC v., Inc., (N.D. Tex.)

Judge:             Fish

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:, Inc.

Plaintiff:         H-W Technology, LC

Counsel:         Navarro Huff

Patent:           7,525,955 (Internet protocol (IP) phone with search and advertising capability).

Landmark Technology LLC v. Shoe Carnival, Inc., (E.D. Tex.)(multiple cases).

Judge:             Davis

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Shoe Carnival, Inc.
  • Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Landmark Technology LLC

Counsel:         Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell; Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents:          5,576,951 (Automated sales and services system); 6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system); and 7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network).

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. v. Cascades Branding Innovation LLC, (W.D.N.C.).

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Cascades Branding Innovation LLC

Plaintiff:         Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Counsel:         Jacob Steven Wharton; John F. Morrow, Jr.

Patents:          7,768,395 (Brand mapping); and 8,106,766 (Brand mapping).

Hewlett-Packard Company v. Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC, (N.D. Cal.).

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler

Defendant:     Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC

Plaintiff:         Hewlett-Packard Company

Counsel:         Fish & Richardson

Epic Technology v. Shopsavvy, Inc., (D. Utah).

Judge:             Alba

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Shopsavvy, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Epic Technology

Counsel:         Baker & Associates

Patent:           7,917,401 (Systems and methods for obtaining health and financial information with a handheld device).

OIP Technologies, Inc. v., Inc., (N.D. Cal.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:, Inc.

Plaintiff:         OIP Technologies, Inc.

Counsel:         Tensegrity Law Group

Patent:           7,970,713 (Method and apparatus for automatic pricing in electronic commerce).

Soverain Software LLC v. Oracle Corporation et al, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Judge:             Davis

Claim:             Infringement


  • Art Technology Group, LLC
  •, LLC
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  •, LLC
  • Neiman Marcus, Inc.
  • Office Max, Inc.
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Fossil, Inc.
  • International Business Machines Corp.
  • Quill Corporation
  • Staples, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • eBay, Inc.
  • GSI Commerce, Inc.
  • PayPal, Inc.
  • RadioShack Corporation
  • J. Crew Group, Inc.
  • Madewell, Inc.
  • Euromarket Designs, Inc.
  • Meadowbrook LLC
  • GHC Specialty Brands, LLC
  • WW Grainger, Inc.
  • Bloomingdales, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Kohl’s Corporation
  • Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • Saks Direct LLC
  • Saks Incorporated
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Vision Direct, Inc.
  • Walgreen, Co.
  •, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Soverain Software LLC

Counsel:         Elizabeth L. DeRieux; S. Calvin Capshaw; Michael C. Smith; John P. Lehad; Justin Adatto Nelson; Kalpana Srinivasan; Max L. Tribble, Jr.; Victoria Cook; Claire Abernathy Henry; T. John Ward, Jr.

Patents:          5,715,314 (Network sales system); and 5,909,492 (Network sales system).

Round Rock Research, LLC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Round Rock Research, LLC

Counsel:         Eugene Chiu; Jason Berrebi; Jon T. Hohenthaner; Brian E. Farnan

Patents:          5,266,925 (Electronic identification tag interrogation method); 5,500,650 (Data communication method using identification protocol); 5,583,850 (Data communication system using identification protocol); 5,627,544 (Data communication method using identification protocol); 5,974,078 (Modulated spread spectrum in RF identification systems method); 5,986,570 (Method for resolving signal collisions between multiple RFID transponders in a field); 6,459,726 (Backscatter interrogators, communication systems and backscatter communication methods); 7,265,674 (Thin flexible, RFID labels, and method and apparatus for use); RE41531 (Communications systems for radio frequency identification (RFID); and RE41562 (System and method for electronic tracking of units associated with a batch).

Patent Group, LLC v. Benjamin Moore & Co., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • Global Custom Commerce LP d/b/a
  • Crayola LLC

Plaintiff:         Patent Group, LLC

Counsel:         John F. Walker; Maris Schouten; Reid Wm. Martin

Patent:           6,603,490 (Web site screen rotation).

Clairmail, Inc. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.,, 3-12-cv-01338 (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Corley

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment 

Defendant:     Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Clairmail, Inc.

Counsel:         Manatt Phelps & Philips

Patents:          5,940,510 (Transfer of valuable information between a secure module and another module); 5,949,880 (Transfer of valuable information between a secure module and another module);6,105,013 (Method, apparatus, system and firmware for secure transactions); and 6,237,095 (Apparatus for transfer of secure information between a data carrying module and an electronic device).

InMotion Imagery Technologies, LLC v. Roku, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 


Claim:             Infringement 


  • Roku, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.

Plaintiff:         InMotion Imagery Technologies, LLC

Counsel:         Heninger Garrison & Davis; The Davis Firm

Patent:           6,574,416 (Picture-based video indexing system).

MacroSolve, Inc. v. Bank of America Corporation et al, (E.D. Tex.). 

Judge:             Davis

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Bank of America, NA
  •, Inc.

Plaintiff:         MacroSolve, Inc.

Counsel:         Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

Patent:           7,822,816 (System and method for data management).

Execware, LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement


  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • eBay, Inc.
  • Homer TLC, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • Target Brands, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • USA, LLC
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Execware, LLC

Counsel:         Bayard; Russ August & Kabat

Patent:           6,216,139 (Integrated dialog box for rapidly altering presentation of parametric text data objects on a computer display).

Ameranth, Inc. v. Papa John’s USA, Inc., (S.D. Cal.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Papa John’s USA, Inc.
  • OpenTable, Inc.
  • O-Web Technologies Ltd.
  • Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza, LLC
  • Seamless North America, LLC
  • TicketMob, LLC
  • GrubHub, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
  • QuikOrder, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Ameranth, Inc.

Counsel:         Caldarelli Hejmanowski & Page; Fabiano Law Firm; Osborne Law; Watts Law Offices

Patent:           8,146,077 (Information management and synchronous communications system with menu generation, and handwriting and voice modification of orders).

Rewards Network, Inc. v. Bloomspot, Inc., (N.D. Ill.). 

Judge:             District Judge George W. Lindberg

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Bloomspot, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Rewards Network, Inc.

Counsel:         Quarles & Brady

Patent:           7,933,841 (System and method for providing consumer rewards).